On October 13th, the Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) reported the deaths of three law enforcement officers during a special operation in Grozny.
Four militants were eliminated in the operation.
“During the shootout, four militants were neutralized. Unfortunately, it was not possible to avoid losses among the forces of law and order; during the shootout, three law enforcement officers were killed,” the NAC information center said.
According to the report, on October 13th, during the conduct of operational-search activities on the territory of the Oktyabrsky district of the city of Grozny, the security authorities, together with the Rosgvardia special forces and the police, discovered a group of militants
“In order to prevent the commission of terrorist acts and to ensure the safety of citizens, the head of the FSB department for the Chechen Republic made a decision to conduct a counter-terrorist operation and introduce an appropriate legal regime.
The forces of the operational headquarters blocked the militants in a private house,” the NAC information center said.
On an offer to surrender to the authorities, the militants opened fire from automatic weapons.
Currently, the site of the clash is being inspected and the necessary investigative actions are being carried out.
Earlier, an informed source reported to Interfax about the liquidation of four militants during a special operation in Grozny.
There’s been issues in Russia with militants in the past, especially in a region near Chechnya – Kabardino-Balkarian, 15 years ago there were large clashes with militants in the nearby region – in the town of Nalchik.
It even took place on the exact same date – October 13th.
On October 13, 2005, there was an armed attack on the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, the city of Nalchik. The number of militants who attacked the city was at least 250 people.
The attack killed 35 law enforcement officers and 15 civilians, 129 security officials and 66 civilians were injured. As a result of the fighting in the city, 95 militants were eliminated. It was launched by al-Qaeda-linked militants that Western states like to label as peace activists for “democracy” in Russia. A part of these ‘peace activists’ has been still hiding from the justice in European states.
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